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at's cute. see you tomorrow. the next political update in an hour. you can go to our website, cnnpolitics.com. we both got a chuckle out of that. >> huck luck. i want to get you up to speed. casey anthony could be a free woman this time tomorrow morning. anthony sobbed and hugs her lawyers when a florida jury found her not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. she's on the hook for lying to police. she'll be sentenced tomorrow. she'll get credit for two and a half years she's been in jail. none of the 12 jurors would discuss the case. he said the evidence wasn't there. >> the prosecution did not prove their case. the question was not answered,
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how did caylee die? i think there was a lot of discussion, a horrific accident that dad and casey covered up. unfortunately, it did snowball and got away from them. >> prosecutor jeff ashton says he's disappointed with the jury's verdict. it's etched on his face. he told "today" show, he must have said wow five times. >> the strungest evidence we have in the case was her actions, we felt and the jury didn't agree, we respect their opinion, was so completely inconsistent with any accidental explanation for the death. >> ashton will retire at the end of the week. his move was in the works before the verdict. attorneys for dominique
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strauss-kahn are meeting in new york today. the woman who accused the former imf chief has credibility problems. prosecutors must decide whether to go forward, pursue a plea or drop the case. a u.s. security official tells cnn terrorists may have explosives surgically implanted inside their bodies to conduct suicide attacks. new intelligence points to the possibility. nothing appears imminent. the threat is more likely to come from overseas than within the united states. georgia prosecutors are considering criminal charges in a major cheating scandal against atlanta public schools. 140 teachers and 38 principals were directly or indirectly involved. they changed wrong answers on standardized tests for years to boost school performance.
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>> many of the cases could lead to criminal prosecutions. when they fail to uphold a trust and students are harmed in the process, there will be consequences. international olympic committee will announce the host of the 2018 winter games in a few minutes. they made their final pitches in a meeting in south africa earlier today. cities in germany, france and south korea are there. we'll go to the winning city once it's announced. >> it is the monster dust storm that ate phoenix. take a look. we are talking winds gusting at hurricane strength, driving the dust storm through the heart of phoenix and suburbs happening late tuesday. phoenix airport had to shut down
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and several thousand homes lost power. democracy's growing pains, this picture from afghanistan. two women in parliament, yep, you see it, getting physical. one throwing a shoe, the other hurling a bottle of water. it happened during rocket attacks in neighboring pakistan. a passionate topic. now back to casey anthony and the question now, is this her final day behind bars after being acquitted for murder. the 25-year-old has a sentence hearing for just misdemeanor convictions. david manningly is outside the courthouse in orlando, florida.
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you have been watching this closely. what is the expectation about whether or not she's getting free tomorrow? >> reporter: well, those four counts of lying to officers, they each carry one year maximum in jail. she's been in jail almost three years. it's possible the judge could say time served and let her go free tomorrow. if that's the case, that's just one scenario. if that's the case, the orange county correction department says she won't be released like a typical inmate is once they are let go at the courthouse because of the emotional intense scrutiny on the kate. they put out the statement saying appropriate measures will be taken to release the acquitted into such a manner so as to preserve the safety of the acquitted individual and the public. they are not going to release details about when, where and how casey anthony is going to get out of jail, if she is let
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go by the judge tomorrow. now, even though, if she does get out and become a free woman tomorrow, her legal problems are not over. last night, she was served in a civil suit coming from zenaida fernando g fernando gonzalez saying she had taken off and kidnapped her daughter caylee. now, the real life zenaida fernando gonzalez is suing. her legal problems will continue this time in a civil court. >> it was a circus atmosphere. we saw people who were trying to get seats just to watch this. what is the community's
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reanderson coopr reaction? the is shock was intense immediately after what happened in court. a lot of people milling about at the courthouse. today it's been calm. two or three people here in protest holding up a couple signs. very quiet today compared to what we have seen every day. that may change tomorrow as she comes back to court with the possibility she could become a free woman. everything seems to be calm. it's what authorities wanted to see. >> all right. thank you so much. the jurors who acquitted casey anthony is not saying anything. an alternate who sat through the trial and didn't take part agrees with the verdict. he says it raised many questions about how anthony family behaved. the prosecution, he says didn't prove murder. >> this is a very dysfunctional
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family. they did not handle things well at all. yes, we are -- i'm sure i can say this for all 17 of us. there was a horrific accident. >> more of his comments at the bottom of the hour. plus, reaction to the comments from two attorneys. they discussed the performance of the state as well as defense lawyers and the stunning verdict. here is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. i think everybody is talking act this. it was a bombshell verdict. the question, was justice served in the anthony trial? carol. everybody has been talking about this nonstop. >> it seems that way. it's crazy. even people who are talking about it deny it later because
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they are embarrassed. it's out there. casey anthony might be a free woman as soon as tomorrow, found not guilty of murder. she could be sentenced to time served for lying to investigators. if that happens, they have a plan in place to sneak her out of the courtroom for her own protection. not accusing anyone. the emotion surrounding the case is frenzied. >> i don't know if they are watching the same thing we were. it's just shocking. i don't know. i don't watch anything like this, but the little girl. it's just wrong. >> a jury found casey anthony not guilty. an alternate juror telling us the question of how she died was not answered. in public opinion, anthony is guilty as sin. >> most people, even the
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prosecution thought it was a slam dunk. you know what i think happened here? apparently, the o.j. jury retired and moved to florida. this is their first time back. >> one thing for sure, you have not heard the last of casey anthony. some think she'll write a tell-all book or star in a reality tv show and make millions of dollars. if she does, it is her right. she was found not guilty by a jury. it brings us to the "question of the day." was justice served in the anthony trial? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your comments later this hour. >> i can't wait. >> they are pouring in. >> thanks, carol. here is a rundown of the stories we are covering the next two hours. olympic announcement. which city is going to host the
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2018 olympic games. principals and teachers cheating. then, happy homecomings. what did an aid of congresswoman gabrielle giffords say after a bullet nearly took his life. homeowner heart ache. why people default on loans on purpose. later inside air traffic control. see what happens behind the scenes when your flight is delayed. as the weather moves, we have proactive long term to get it in a position to get into the airport. ♪ come fly with me ♪ let's fly, let's fly away
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a dramatic conversation has been released between a pilot and air traffic controllers after a hole ripped open. southwest flight 812 was heading to sacramento when a few minutes into the flight, the pilot declared an emergency. the roof ripped open leaving a gaping hole in the fuselage. the plane descended from 36,000 feet to 10,000 feet as the pilot tried to figure out where to land. >> apparently we have a hole in the fuselage in the back of the airplane. >> we need like 10,000 feet, can you approve that. >> he's doing it anyway. >> yeah, approved. >> the pilot landed in yuma with
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all the passengers on board safe. every day, conversations not as dramatic as that one are going on between pilots and air traffic controllers. weather has a huge impact on flight paths. we went behind the scenes at an air traffic control center to see what goes on. >> reporter: 50,000 aircraft fly through our air space every day. getting them around safely starts with air traffic control and towers like this one. control towers get planes in and out of airports. once out of sight at higher altitudes, it's another ball game. think of air traffic control, you think of an airport tower with a lot of windows. the people talking are sitting right here and it's dark. >> it's dark so controllers can focus on their radar screens.
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>> delta 11 -- >> reporter: and the radio that is link them to pilots. this is one of 22 control centers that direct air traffic across the u.s. each one covers a lot of territory. >> over eight states. 285 general or 285 airports within the atlanta air space. >> reporter: at anytime, they handle ten to 15 aircraft guiding them away from other planes. >> air space from the northwest. scattered thunderstorms ahead of it over alabama. >> meteorologists brief them throughout the day. the goal is to get the planes where they need to be safely and on time. mother nature makes it complicated. >> as the weather moves, we have to get into a position to get into the airport and minimize the delays. >> reporter: traffic managers
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have to move entire lanes of air travel. that requires talking to the command center in virginia. >> that route we have keeps them off. >> right. >> from the west. >> right. >> somebody said you want to get rid of that? >> at some point, the weather is moving south. >> reporter: your flight may be delayed even when the weather at the airport you are flying out of is perfect. >> we are now going to go to the announcement, potential announcement taking place within minutes. the head of the ioc to make the announcement, who will host the winter 2018 olympic games. [ applause ] [ applause ]
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>> the international olympic committee has the honor of announces the 23rd olympic games in 2018 are awarded to the city of -- pyeonchyong. [ cheers and applause ]
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you have just been watching the announcement made, pyeongchang, south korea. we are going to go there after a quick break to get reaction from the folks there.
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a cheating scandal in georgia schools.
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dozens of teachers and principals altered test results. it's astounding when you look at the numbers. i had a chance to talk to the mayor. he says he's not satisfied until this is fully addressed. is this a big problem in atlanta? >> absolutely. there's no question about that. people are wondering how far and how widespread this all is. the mayor of atlanta saying the results of the year-long investigation is their worst fears coming true. two years ago, the head of atlanta public schools was named the top superintendent. she was credited for turning the atlanta system into a model of urban school reform and accomplishing significant gains. georgia's governor says the state's just completed investigation into the standardized testing process
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found widespread fraud dating back ten years. >> tests, results and targets being reached were more important than actual learning on the part of children. when reaching targets became the goal, it was a goal that was pursued with no excuses. >> reporter: according to the report, cheating was found in 44 of 56 schools involving almost 180 principals and teachers. some educators could face krim tall charges. hall stepped down from her job in june. in her farewell, she said they acted on their own. >> let me be clear, there is simply no excuse for unethical behavior and no room in this district for unethical conduct. >> reporter: some teachers told investigators they felt pressured to cheat on the test. they missed significant and
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clear warning signs of testing tampering. any educator who cheated should never teach in the city schools again. >> we have cheated students. this angers us all. it is hard for us to quantify and often express that anger. >> reporter: across the city of atlanta, parents of school children are dismayed by the findings. >> they clearly did not do their job and they abused their power. >> it's a sad comment about what happens when adults but their individual interests ahead of the children they serve. >> that's an extraordinary report you did. i asked mayor reid about this, whether or not they believe the pressure for meeting standardized tests that evaluate teachers in the schools had any impact on moving the teachers toward doing something like this. take a listen to what he said. do you think obama
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administration's approach, when they use standardized tests to measure education, does it hurt or help teachers? maybe they feel under pressure because they have to meet the tests for their kids. >> i don't think there's ever an excuse for an adult to cheat. i don't buy the notion we can't perform. i think the administration and testing space is fair and has shown a clear road map, if you will, for progress. i don't think you ever use the excuse of pressure to cheat. certainly, if you are in the education field, reallily if you are in the arena. i really don't buy that. >> so, ed, those folks you talked to, is that what they are saying? that's the reason they did this? >> this is more than just an atlanta story. this is something that resinates across the country. across the country, this push
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toward standardized testing and teacher's performance review and salaries tied in with this. look, you are opening the door for this behavior. obviously, there are 3,000 employees in the atlanta school system. how widespread this was. you probably get a good sense of how it was in 56 schools. not all of them found cheating. wherever you live in the country, pay close attention to what's happening. >> could the teachers face criminal charges? >> they could. a lot of this information is being passed over to local district attorney's offices. they will begin the investigations. you have fraud and that sort of thing. from the top down, a lot of people facing -- also involving teachers. a lot of people confessed when confronted by investigators. they admitted to wrong doing. it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the legal
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system. the potential for criminal charge is very real. >> you were saying it's unclear whether or not they would be able to teach in a different place. >> they have to. then they have to figure out, how does it become part of their permanent record so if they move to alaska or california or another place, they need to know these teachers background and educators background as well. >> thanks. seconds ago, we showed you live, international olympic committee picking pyeongchang, south korea for the olympic games. two other cities were mu nick germany and annecy france. we want to go to paula in pyeongchang. what was the reaction there? >> reporter: it was pure joy
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from the residents of pyeongchang here. as soon as the word was mentioned, everybody erupted. they jumped out of their seats and everybody cheered. it was joy, then two minutes of fireworks carried out just after the announcement as well. this has been a long time coming for this city. it is the third time in a row they have tried for the winter olympics. they basically have been trying for the past decade. finally, they have succeeded. everybody said they believe they did have the best bid. they have the best venue and the government is going to put the most amount of money into this winter olympics. everyone here is delighted. it's coming up to 1:00 in the morning here. some people heading home. some may be here for awhile longer. >> i think the party is going to go on longer there. they have been trying for at
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least a decade. they were widely seen as a favorite this time around. how come? >> reporter: well, they have changed a lot. certainly they tried eight years ago. they have improved the infrastructure and more money being pumped into the region. this area is quite famous around asia for winter sports. people come from asia to come skiing. it might sound a bit bizarre. within asia, it's popular. pyeongchang was never a household name. now, the recognition is going to stick and people realize it is a country that takes winter olympics seriously. there were four people involved in the bid. four that won gold medals at the vancouver winter olympics. it's taken seriously here. >> we have a feeling you will be
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talking. an alternate is. >> the prosecution did not prove their case. i think there was probably a lot of discussion. it was a horrific accident that dad and casey covered up. unfortunately, it snowballed and got away from them. from what we understand, there was -- it was such a horrific accident, they didn't know how to deal with it. the family appeared to be very dysfunctional. instead of admitting there was an accident, they chose to hide it for whatever reason. very combative with mr. baez at times. i personally thought he was hiding something. >> do you believe caylee anthony's remains were in casey's car?
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in the trunk? >> i have a hard time believing that especially with just one hair being found. i don't think there was evidence of chloroform, you know. i personally didn't buy it. i thought there was such low levels that could have been attributed to cleaning products. then the one hair and when we were showing pictures of the stain, i didn't see the stain. it could have been decomposing material. >> how about -- >> if george was, you know, with him being an ex-police officer, if he would have smelled the decomposing body when they picked up the car, why didn't he call law enforcement right away?
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why did they take the vehicle home and try to clean it? the air sample, i don't think it was -- it was hard for me to accept there had been a body in the car. >> that was from an alternate juror who heard all the testimony, saw all the evidence and did not take part in the deliberations. it sheds light on what the jury may have been thinking. let's bring in our defense attorney and holly hughs. they did not prove their case. richard? >> yeah, they did not prove their case, obviously. this jurisdiction has a 95%
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conviction rate. they came back with a flash verdict. they did not ask for rebacks. they didn't want evidence. they didn't ask the judge to explain instructions. they made their mind up, no way, no how did they connect casey anthony to the duct tape or believe in chloroform or believe she had anything to do with the killing. the prosecution did not have to put up a motive, but they did. it was the good life. casey had two choices, either be a mom or kill your child to be a party girl. the jury thought it was propostrouse. they didn't buy it. that did not believe george anthony. >> okay. holly, you were confident they were going to put her away and find her guilty. >> yes. >> he says they didn't make their case. do you agree or disagree? >> i disagree with the jury's
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verdict. jose baez, let's face it, the defense brought it and the jury bought it. no matter what you think of his style or what he threw at the wall, there's an old saying in the south, even a blind hawk can find an acorn in the forest from time to time. no matter how much of us said he's like a blind hawk. he found the acorns, through them in front of the jury. we agree with you, mr. baez. there's reasonable doubt here. >> some were saying throwing spaghetti at a wall and seeing what would stick. they say george anthony was combative, he was hiding something. did you see anything like that? >> well, you know, did you believe george anthony? was he believable? i can't believe they brought him up to the stand 15 times. i have never seen anything like that in any trials i have done.
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you would be lucky to get a witness back one time for a limited scope. by bringing them back and forth, back and forth, he was exposed and blown up at the end of the trial with river, whatever her name is. the jury didn't buy it. after that, i think his integrity was shot. this jury thought there was a horrific accident. there was no evidence of a horrific evidence or trauma to the skeletal remains. holly, we have seen it all. >> how do you explain that, george anthony role in this? >> this is a run away jury, is what we are looking at. they are coming up with theories there's no evidence of. richard is right. i have never, we counted, there was 19 times the three family members were called to the stand. 19 times. that's insanity. put them on the stand, get what you need otherwise you expose
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them. you have a defense attorney cross examining a man accused of being a child rapist. you raped your child at 8, by the way -- let's keep talking. richard, how could you forget river cruise. we need an alias. she's car ride and i'm train trip. there you have it. >> on the third point there, the juror said they didn't believe that caylee's body was actually in the trunk of casey's car. why do you suppose that didn't stick? why do you suppose they didn't believe that? >> it's junk science. we have been saying it's to give them an alternative explanation and confuse them. that's what the defense experts did.
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spitz was fantastic and they didn't believe the forensics and the sniffer machine used for the first time in the history of courts. they didn't believe the body was there. they have no explanation how the body got to the swamp. they don't care. they don't believe it was casey. there was an accident and someone disposed of the body. >> i have to ask you guys. we have been covering this for weeks. how did you get this wrong? this is exactly the opposite of what you had anticipated. >> absolutely. you know why? the 12 people sitting in the box are human beings. they are funny animals. we can sit on the outside and guess all day long, but it depends on who you pick and put in that box. no matter what you predict -- had i been on the jury we would still be in there duking it out. we would be hanging that jury.
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there's no way i would say you get to go free. you are the last person seen with your baby, dead in a swamp, less than a quarter mile where you live in clothes you had access to. >> holly -- >> we cannot retry this. >> holly, you are too close to nanty grace. you're too close. listen, it was a perfect storm. that's all i can say between the jury and baez. the jury has spoken, but i don't think the judge is going to let her out tomorrow. i don't see it. i'll be wrong again, but who knows. >> richard, thank you so much. appreciate it. an emotional homecoming in arizona. a staff member of gabrielle giffords returns to work to a standing ovation after a bullet nearly took his life.
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gabrielle giffords returned back to work. he was wounded in a january 8th shooting that left six people dead. >> it was very emotional coming in. i was nervous. there's a special relationship between those of us who were shot that day. >> we'll never be normal again, but it felt like it was beginning to close the healing. >> montana's governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties because of the ruptured pipeline that caused tens of thousands of gallons of oil to rush into the yellowstone river last friday. oil has been found 25 miles from the leak sight. the state says it's found oil 90 miles away. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love.
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unlike fish oil, megared softgels are small and easy to swallow with no fishy smell or aftertaste. try megared today. the housing market is showing signs of life with home prices increasing now for the first time in eight months in april. that's according to the latest s&p index. with many under water, some folks can't wait to sell and are simply walking away. allison is here with the top tips on those actually defaulting on homes on purpose. is that ever a good idea? >> you know what, it's not the
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best option but sometimes the homeowners have no other choice. lots of homeowners are strapped for cash. they think if they walk away, it's a good option. it's called a strategic default when a homeowner chooses not to pay the mortgage and goes into foreclosure on purpose. it's popular for people to do. it's accounting for 17% of all defaults. there are downsides, big downsides to walking away. carman, the author of "the real cost of living" has tips. first, take a look at all your mortgage modification options. talk with your lender and ask about modification. you can talk to a counselor. at the department of housing and urban development site. she says there's another option,
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consider renting out your home while offering it for short sale. >> wouldn't that impact your credit in a way? couldn't it destroy your credit? >> it could. john of smartcredit.com gives the harsh realities.could. and johns says you should remember that walking away from your home is reported as a foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure. either one of those will stay on your credit report for seven years. he says you will most likely not be able to get a mortgage for seven years, and if it's considered a strategic default, it could be considered for 11 years. if you are planning to foreclose, make sure you secure another place to live, most likely a rental before your credit takes that hit. >> that's a heavy price to pay. alison, i want to ask you about the emotional toil that this must take if you actually are faced with foreclosing your home
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and you have to make that kind of decision. more on that just ahead.
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we're back with alison causic. do you have any advice people who are forced to make that kind
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of decision? >> know that it's not the financial end of your life. for some it's little choice than to let go of it. keep up on all of your credit obligations, and after the foreclosure, your credit is going to hit rock bottom, but then you have the freedom and ability to start over and get finances under control. so there is hope, suzanne. >> you have been sounding off on the "talk back" verdict. was justice served in the casey anthony case. carol costello with responses. >> a lot of responses, and this from katie, yes the prosecution's case wasn't strong enough to prove the case. this from joy, the jury did the best they could based on what the da gave them. it was not enough to prove
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murder, no time or place or no physical evidence linking the murder to the defendant. this from ronald. no, something is terribly praurng and somebody in the anthony family knows what happened to that little won. this from christopher, this is just justice. the state had to prove 100% she murdered her child. they could only prove she was not mother of the year and compulsive liar. and liers do not equal murderers. at the end of the day, she's a no-good 25-year-old that has shown no remorse when her daughter went missing, and her day will come and so will her family's, and even if it's year for now i feel bad for the next baby she has. keep the conversation going. i will be back your way in about 15 minutes. >> very strong responses either way. thank you. appreciate it. former governor mike huckabee might not be running
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of course every president k kultial candidate is scrambling to talk their campaign war chest, and hey, paul, who is leading? >> mitt romney.
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he announced this morning, $18.25 million, that's what his campaigned raised. that's more than any rivals have announced as they have been raising money for the gop nomination. it's a little less than romney raised when making his first bid for the white house. roum knee, what is he doing? he's going to london, england to raise money. one person that has not annou e announced her money yet is michele bachmann. >> and even though mike huckabee is not running, sounds like his daughter will be out on the campaign trail. what is that about? >> huckabee, we were keeping our eyes on him to see if he would run for the republican nomination, and he said he would not. but his daughter is a republican operative in her own right, and she worked on his campaign in '08 in iowa when he won the
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caucuses there, and tim pawlenty is now saying she will be his political director as he tries to win the nomination. >> thank you, paul. in the latest political news, you know where to go. cnn politics.com. the top of the hour and i am suzanne malveaux. passengers flying to the united states from other countries may have to go through extra security. there is a report that says there is new intelligence pointing to a possible new technique that could be used. but the source says no attack appears eminent. casey anthony may walk out of a courthouse tomorrow free to carry on her life. anthony sobbed and hugged her
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lawyers when jurors found her not guilty in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. jurors did determine she died to the police, but it's unlikely the judge will give her more jail time since she has been in custody for 2 1/2 years. the jurors are not talking about deliberations, but an alternate says prosecutors did not have the physical evidence for a conviction. >> the prosecution did not prove their case. the big question that was not answered is how did caylee die. i think there was probably a lot of discussion, and it was probably a horrific accident that dad and casey covered up, and unfortunately it did snowball and got away from them. president obama will hold talks on the upcoming debt ceiling deadline. that is coming up tomorrow. a republican official tells cnn the president met with house
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speaker, john boehner, over the weekend. the house and congress have to agree to raise the debt ceiling by august 2nd, or the country will not be able to pay its bills. the white house is changing its policy on military condolence letters. president obama will now send letters of families of service men and women who commit suicide while on deployment operations. a woman who accused the former imf chief of sexual salt had credibility problems. prosecute yrz have to decide whether or not to go forward and pursue a plea or just drop the case. georgia prosecutors are considering criminal charges in a major cheating scandal that rocked atlanta's public schools. a state investigation says 140
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teachers, 38 principals were directly or indirectly involved in this. they changed wrong answers on stanna standardized tests for years. >> when they failed to uphold the public trust and students are harmed in the process, there will be consequences. democracy's growing pains on display here in afghanistan. two women get physical in parliament. one throws a shoe and one throws a bottle. apparently a passionate topic. the international owe limbic
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committee has the honor of announcing the winter games in 2018 are awarded to the city of pyeogchange. >> yeah, they will host the 2018 olympics. they were competing against cities in germany and france. facebook says it will have an announcement in an hour. the move could counter google launch which was trialed last week. u.s. security officials say terrorists intent on getting bombs on airlines show a new
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interests in having explosives implanted inside their bodies. our guest joins us from new york. what do we know about this? where is this threat coming from? is it from overseas or here in the united states? >> not clear. the course told cnn that passengers traveling internationally outside of the u.s. come into the u.s. may notice additional screening measures. not clear. there's much talk about this in the attempted underwear bomber on christmas day several years ago, and there was a use of a device against the head of the internal security service in saudi. it was believed at one point those may have been internally implanted, and they were not, hence the underwear bomber, and screening techniques, this is very difficult to detect. even with the advanced imaging machines that there has been so
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much controversy about. what you try to do is have a menu of techniques to try and detect explosive traces. have you seen your hand swiped in airports, and that makes it more likely if there was such a thing tried it could be picked up. >> are we talking about things implanted under the skin or swallowed or planted in the orifice -- >> some have swallowed small balloons of drugs, and that's more of what you are talking about, is more of something explosive inserted. >> what the source tells cnn is that there has been recent intelligence suggesting that terrorists are considering
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trying this method. there's only so much of an explosive material you could insert. and two the fact that it's inserted in the body blunts the explosive affect of the material, and so it won't -- it's not a terribly effective technique if, for example, you're trying to take down an airplane. >> last question here. do you think of the full body scanners being used now, would they be able to pick up these kinds of things and detect a bomb or something like that? >> what they detect is a physical anomaly that would require first inspection. but this is really hard. and the advanced imaging detecters were not meant for this sort of thing. they are meant to show the anaum laez that would suggest that they need further investigation. they are not designed to pick up an explosive or implement internally inserted. >> all right. fran, thank you very much.
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here's your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. it was a bombshell verdict, but the question is was justice served in the anthony trial. carol costello with that question. it was clear, carol, a lot of people reacted very strongly one way or the other. a lot of people were surprised by it, but, you know, was justice served? >> that's the question this afternoon. casey anthony might be a free woman as soon as tomorrow not found of murder. she could be sentenced to time served for lying for investigators, and if that's the case cops already have a plan to sneak her out of the courtroom. >> i don't know if they were watching the same thing we were. it's just shocking. i don't know. i don't watch anything like this, but it's -- it's a little girl.
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it's just wrong. >> a jury found casey anthony not guilty, and an alternate juror telling us the big question not answered, how did caylee die? but in the court of public opinion, everybody thought she was guilty. >> the o.j. simpson jury retired and moved to florida. it's their first time back. >> you have not heard the last of casey anthony, and some say she will star a book and star in a reality tv show and make millions of dollars. if she does, it's her right. she was found not guilty by a jury of her fears. was justice served in the anthony trial?
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facebook.com/carolcnn. >> can't wait to see some of the responses. thank you. here are some of the stories we're covering next hour. first we asked a parent if a change in the policy in the condolences for suicide goes far enough. >> are the media to blame? casey anthony's attorneys lash out at those that say convicted her prematurely. if you had the chance, what would you tweet the president today? 140 people get the chance.
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president obama is reversing a long-standing white house policy of not sending condolence letters to the family of service members who commit suicide. cnn correspondent, chris lawrence, joins us. explain to us how significant is this change when you think of the culture, the shame over post traumatic stress disorder and depression? >> it could be significant. those are sort of invisible injuries, suzanne. in some way this order elevates them to the same level as somebody who is hurt by a bomb or injured, and a senior white house official said president obama wants to desigma ties the mental costs of the wars and help the military try to deal with the suicide problem. if you look at statistics, it's startling to see the change.
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in 2004, an average of about 10 soldiers forever 100,000 committed suicide. but by 2010, that already increased to 22 per 100,000. still seems like a relatively small number, but the military used to have a lower rate than the civilian population, and that rate is higher. when you combine active duty army soldiers, and natural guardsmen and reservistreservis year they were committing suicide at 20 per month. and it was not before the public until many people brought it to their attention, like your team at the pentagon, and one of my colleagues brought the story up that families were upset in not getting the letter from the white house after they lost a loved one. is this symbolic?
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>> it's symbolic in that it affects a handful of troops and their families. but it's not symbolic to the moms and dads and the wives and children of these troops who want to feel that, you know, their family member's service and sacrifice has been recognized. and down the road, it may help change some perspectives within the military about how they look at suicide. there were people, the senior white house official said the president's review was exhaustive and difficult. it took more than a year, because there were some people in the military that felt by extending the letter writing to those who commit suicide would diminish the sacrifice of those who died in combat and may open the door to simply just writing letters to anybody in uniform who dies while they're in june form. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. the policy change might have not
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happened if it were not for my next guest. he joins us from indianapolis. thank you for being here with us. you wrote the president and the army chief of staff to have your son recognized for his service in iraq. and this is -- seems to have really changed -- the policy changed for many families moved forward. what does it mean for you when you hear this? >> it's bittersweet, because it does not that bring our son back. we would trade everything to have chance back with us today. but i think that it does send a powerful message through all of the ranks that mental health issues within our military can be addressed, and it can be addressed currently than they are. there has been tremendous efforts put in place by the military to do a better job, but the president changing the policy sends a symbolic message to everybody that we can do a
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good job. >> i understand there's a special place on the wall in your house where you set up a tribute to him? >> yeah, shortly after chance died we heard president obama say that he knows the cost of war, that he would write a letter to all the families whose children die at war, and so we did not know anything about the policy at that time, so we had the american flag and we set up a little spot on the wall and left a blank space for the letter, and we have been waiting. we will not get a presidential letter of condolence. the policy that changed took affect july 1st, and it will be for soldiers going forward. we may get something from the white house, we hope we do so we can hang something on the wall, but the policy change will be for families going forward and not going backwards. >> what do you think your son would feel about getting wreck nis from the white house for his service? >> very interesting. if my son was alive, he would probably, to be honest, would not want all of the hoopla about
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him today, but my son is not here, and i think that he -- we're sending a message to the rest of the united states that mental health is on par with other accidents. if chance had died by food poisoning or had been electrocuted in a faulty shower, we would have gotten a letter of condolence, and it would have sent a message to everybody in the military and in the public that these issues can be fixed. like food poisoning and faulty showers, mental health is something that can be addressed, and i think gesture by the president is going to start a process that will allow us to deal with the situation more effectively. >> do you know if the changes in circumstances in any way to get the same kind of benefits for the families as the soldiers who
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die in combat. >> we got the full 21-gun salute, and we have the folding flag ceremony, and the death pen fit that accrued when a soldier dies. all that has been given to our family, the only thing that we didn't get was the letter of condolence. >> is there anything else you would like to add? >> just that chance was a good soldier, and i am positive the vast majority of soldiers that died by suicide were good soldiers. i hope other families feel a bit of vindication. >> does it take a little bit of pain away? >> it takes a bit, but nothing will replace the loss of a
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child, nothing. for the two other surviving children and my wife, it's a chance for us to heal. we have been on this for two years, and now it's a chance for us to focus on ourselves and family and begin to heal as we move forward with our lives. >> thank you very much. we certainly wish you the very west. parliament demands answers about a british tabloid's brand of journalism. hacking the voice mail of a teenager that was dead.
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we have breaking news that we want to share with you. this is the latest. a u.s. army general today approved a possible death
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penalty sentence in the future military trial of nidal malik hasan. you may recall he is the american muslim accused of killing 13 people at ft. hood,texas. hassan was partially paralyzed in november. that happened in november of 2009. he is in a wheelchair. he is being held in a local jail near ft. hood, and that's the country's largest military base. this news coming in, a u.s. army general approved a death penalty in the future military trial of hasan. it's the phone hacking scandal that has the uk in an uproar. the british tabloid news of the world, which includes companies like fox news and the wall street journal is facing allegations that its reporters have been breaking into peoples'
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voice mail accounts, from movie stars to a teenager that was later found dead. our richard quest spoke with one celebrity who struck back at the tabloid, and that's actor, hugh grant. everybody seems to be talking about this story. it's unbelievable how -- how widespread this is. london police already launched a investigation. how deep is this scandal? you have hugh grant who is tied up in all of this. >> this is hacking into voice mail on an industrial scale. we've known people like sjude lw had their voice mail hacked into to make news stories of the world, and hugh grant believes he was hacked into, and he is
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the celebrity standing up and now saying that it's time for things for change. he is calling for a full judicial inquiry. >> what we need is a big public inquiry into all the methods and the whole culture of tab laid press in this country. that's one thing. people can vote very much with their wallets. they don't have to buy wallets, and advertisers have to look at themselves in the mirror and say do we want to be advertising in papers like "news of the world "? >> it's not only "news of the world" that he has in his sights, he quite rightly points out the systemic nature of what has been taking place. when he talks about the news of the world, he's really talking a great deal more. >> it's one thing for there to be a very bad newspaper in the country, but when you start to realize it's not one, it's all
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of our tabloids who have been shockingly out of control for a long time and when you realize how much inclusion from the police, and some need it to get elected, you start to think i am not proud of my country any more and this is not the democracy i thought that i was proud of. >> tonight in the last hour or so tonight, europe time -- it's late evening here or late afternoon, rupert murdoch put out a statement. he described the paying of the police, and he calls it deplorable and unacceptable. to give perspective to you, suzanne, we're not talking about little newspapers, the news of the world is the biggest selling english newspaper in the world. he has the times of london, and the new york times, and the sun
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which is britain's biggest selling national newspaper. and in the states, it's the post and fox news and fox channels, and in australia, it's the australian newspaper, and it's the sunday mail. so on and so forth. when one of the prime properties is caught up in such an egregious scandal, that's why this is making news. >> richard, are the advertisers starting to pull out now? >> yes. and this is really fascinating. ford motor company straight out of the bat canceling their ad in news of the world. one or two others, the halifax buildings -- banks savings and loans are dancing around it. but there are a number of advertisers who are wishy washy,
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and sitting on the fence saying they will wait for the investigation. interestingly, ford is getting -- they came straight out. they make a statement and they go for it and they stand where they stand. and there's still which way is the wind blowing tonight? >> we'll see which way the wind blows, whether or not they will join in with the advertisers. thank you very much and we appreciate it. there is the court of law, and then there is the court of public opinion. many outside the courtroom didn't seem to see the same casey anthony trial that the jury sat through. we will ask the attorney who won michael jackson's acquittal about public perceptions. it doesn't leave room for much else. there's no room left for deadlines or conference calls. not a single pocket to hold the stress of the day, or the to-do list of tomorrow. only 14 clubs pick up the right
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here's a rundown of some of the stories we're working on next. how a jury of her peers acquit casey anthony when so many people think she killed her daughter. and then some tweeting the president. and an an astronaut's widow looks back at how it changed the course of the space program. the verdict in the casey anthony case may have shocked many, but it's certainly not the
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first time public opinion has gone one way and the jury's verdict has gone another. who can forget this one. >> we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant, simpson, not guilty of murder, a felony upon nicole brown simpson. >> that verdict shocked and angered many people who to this day say o.j. simpson got away with murder. remember robert blake? he starred in "beretta." he was acquitted in the murder of his wife, and there was credibility issues with the prosecution's key witnesses in explaining the jury's decision. and then the michael jackson case in 2005. a california jury exonerated the
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pop star that could have sent him to prison for almost 20 years. the jury deliberated 32 hours throughout the course of seven days before reaching its decision. jackson's lead defense attorney told reporters on his way out of the courthouse that justice was done, and he said the man's innocent, he always was. he joins us live from los angeles, and thank you for being with us, first of all. you represented michael jackson and you felt that he was unfairly tried in the court of public opinion and by the media as somebody who was guilty. do you find similarities in your case and what happened here with casey anthony? >> first of all, you have to understand, yes there are similarities in the sense where you had the media ganged up against the defendant and the defendant's lawyer. the media every day were banging the drum beat of conviction, and they were trying to skew the verdict they wanted. and the same thing happened in
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the michael jackson case. and every case has a unique chemistry in the courtroom. you have a unique chemistry between the judge, the jurors, the witnesses and the lawyers and unless you are there with the responsibility of rendering a decision in your hands, you don't really understand what is going on. jurors are not voyeurs, and they are under oath and have a solemn responsibility. that changes your perspective. they see and follow everything and try to follow the law. >> help us to look at the atmosphere, and maybe the body language and the evidence you are sharing and seeing in the courtroom that those outside of us, that we are not exposed to, we don't see. what is the public not seeing? what is the public not getting? >> first of all, most of the public, you know, is not there six to eight hours a day in the courtroom watching witnesses, feeling witnesses, and using all of the human senses to try and
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figure out whether they believe somebody or not, or maybe they believe them partly or not completely. the public tunes in and out, and they are subject to sound bites, and they are very vulnerable to what the talking heads and pundits say. jurors are in the courtroom, and take their job seriously and watch everything for six to eight hours a day and tie it together the best they can and try to follow the judge's instructions on the law the best they can. it's a different way of looking at reality. they have a responsibility, and nobody else does. >> i want to play a clip here if i can from right after the acquittal for michael jackson, a statement that you made. let's take a look quick. >> what was it like for you -- you were under order not to watch it, and what was it like to watch it? >> i did not watch it that often, larry. i was too busy working on the
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case. >> but you knew what was going on? >> i knew a lot of what was going on, when i would take a break i would turn on the tv set, and a lot of appalling. the factual inaccuracieinaccura the by us of tv, mostly like trutv. >> it seems like you were ticked off about how things were going outside of the courthouse, and loft people who were talking about it. does it make a difference? does it matter if the public or media don't agree on how things are going and don't agree that your client is innocent, because your jury is saw questered? >> the michael jackson trial almost went five months. i challenged them to put the media aside and not become pup pets or clones of the media and
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exercise their own independence and judgment and follow their conscience and have integrity. it's very disturbing to see the media misreporting a trial because they have other goals in mind. there were reporters that would watch the direct examination and then run out and give a report on what the witness said without watching the cross-examination. the media wants revenue and ratings and not justice in my opinion. >> is that your opinion. we appreciate it. we will take a closer look at the court of public opinion versus the court of law. jeff, i want to ask you the same question here that i asked tom. if the public disagrees with a verdict, does it make any difference at all if the media is portraying it one way and the jury sees it another?
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the jury was not listening to the public? >> i think the point tom made about listening to all the evidence is very important. you know, when you follow a trial through the news media, what are you doing? you are watching a report about it at night or reading something on the web or a newspaper, but those are very sketchy summaries of what goes on. it's a different experience to watch all the evidence in the courtroom than it is to just absorb a little through the news media. >> do you think it undermines the confidence people have in the justice system if they fundamentally disagree, like in this case many think casey anthony is guilty and they find her innocent? >> i don't think it's a problem. people recognize by and large the jurors have a job to do different than being a television commentator or a citizen.
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and one of the real ironies here is we hear defense attorneys say the press is poisoning the public against my client, and the list of celebrity acquittals is just astonishing long, and casey anthony, michael jackson, o.j. simpsons, and kennedy smith. true, scott peterson did get convicted, but many, many of the cases wind up in acquittals, far more than an average, which is about 80 or 90% conviction rates across the country. so i think that we do need to take it with a grain of salt defense attorneys' complaints that the press is poisoning the public. >> it's odd. people are surrounding anthony's home, and donating gifts to the dead girl, caylee, and what does it say about society that the phenomenon is happening? >> it means people have too much
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time on their hands and need to get a life. the news has always focused on sensational trials, whether it's the lindbergh kidnapping in the '30s, and this is a form of the news that people have found interesting for many years. obviously television, when trials are televised, allow people to take a more direct and intense interest, but the vast majority of people, perhaps not the kind of people giving gifts to a dead child, but the vast majority of people recognize it's an interesting case, and the criminal justice system by and large works pretty well, and that's an appropriate message to get out of this case. >> okay. jeffrey toobin, thank you. and the president is hosting a twitter town hall. the questions are short and to the point. but the question is will the commander in chief be able to
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answer as precisely.
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want to bring you live pictures out of baumt more. there are reports of shots that were fired. police have closed portions of the baltimore-washington parkway and the intersection of i-195. this is after there were reports
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that there were shots being fired at vehicles, maryland state police shut down this parkway, and they don't have information on whether or not any of these vehicles were hit by bullets, but there were reports that there were shots being fired at cars along this interstate, interstate 195, the access road to get to bwi airport. i know this area well. the highway administration is saying motorists should avoid the area and head to the airport and use access 195 if you can reach the airport or 197, i-97, because clearly they have blo blockaded this area because there are shots being fired along this critical part of the highway. a new jobs report came out
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today. alison kosik joins us. the dow is up 54, and the nasdaq higher by ten. there was a report of expected layoffs. there was a report that came out that said planned job cuts rose in june because mostly of job government cuts, and then the service sector makes up 87% of the jobs in our economy, like retail and health care and wall street is looking past that report and really waiting for the big government jobs report for june coming out on friday. the expectation is that the economy in june added 120,000 jobs. if it did, that would be a good step forward after the dismal report that we got in may showing the economy only added 54,000 jobs. wall street buying into the market as they wait for the big jobs report on friday.
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astronaut on onizuka. >> you have a lot of explaining to do? >> we keep an alter for him, and my mom puts coffee here for him every day. >> and that's all part of the buddhist tradition? >> yeah, and she praiys in the morning and at night. i just kept him in a small alcove in sted of having him spread throughout the house. >> you think it was worth it? >> yeah, i do. because i think he would have thought it was worth it. anything that you are going to commit yourself to, there's a risk. we all accept that. i accepted it because al accepted it. i could not speak for my
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children, and that's where my heartache was. it's always special to hear the commander say, you know, go throttle up, and then you see them separate. and to me that's the moment of truth. >> because that's when the accident took place? >> yeah, so it's always very special to me. that they get through it every time. >> yeah. yeah. >> we understood that, you know, something could happen. we just kind of hoped it never would. but if you read back in history, any new effort to make discover raez had it casualties. >> he was okay with accepting the risk? >> he did. he was very well prepared for it. he was basically dealing with
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the pain and anguish in children that you cannot fix. his parents were fixers. you can't fix those things. it's just time. i think that he would have been okay with watching the program end. he's just having a real tough time, i think, not being able to know these little kids, you know. >> that's probably what bothered him the most, not seeing his grand babies? >> i think so. i think so. i want to thank him, i want to thank al for watching over these guys in the years since, because i think he does. he shares their pride and excitement and shares their glory, just have a different angle. >> we thank her for her story. cnn plans special coverage on friday morning's launch of the
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following breaking news here. we're looking at live picture aerials. there's a manhunt for an armed man. this is maryland state police. they're searching for an armed
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suspect. this is not far from the bwi airport. police got a call after 11:30 this morning saying a man armed with a long gun or rifle was along the highway, and there were reports that shots were fired into vehicles. they believe the suspect is still on the loose. police describe him as a white male between 50 and 60 years old wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans, and shots were being fired at vehicles. they closed that road down. they established a command post. police say there's a search under way now with k-9 helicopters and police officers on foot. that is breaking news out of the baltimore area. well, some big names are finally venturing into the
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twitterverse. the pope sent his first tweet announcing a new vatican website. and joe biden asked americans to remember the troops saying vp, hope you think about our troops and their families this independence day. and today president obama is holding his first twitter town hall. mario armstrong is here to talk about that. i know you were stuck in all the traffic mess we just saw out of baltimore there, so glad you were able to make it. >> it's unlike anything i have ever seen before. it was really weird. >> obviously they're looking for somebody there, and hope it works out okay. how is this thing going to work at the white house with the twitter town hall? >> it's interesting. it will happen 2:00 p.m. eastern time, and they can watch it live at askobamatwitter.com. he's basically only going to talk about two topics, suzanne.
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jobs and economy. people are going to send questions in via twitter to the president, and then they will curate those and answer some via twitter. >> how does it work for the president, does it limit him to 140 characters? >> yes, just like everybody else. it will be challenging but great to hear how he responds to questions in a very concise and effective way. >> i understand people will go ahead and ask questions. i think he's going to actually go longer, but we'll see how that goes. what is the focus here? >> well, the focus is -- you're right. he could go longer, but it's still 140 per message, but you could extend it over multiple messages. that's a good point. we're talking about jobs and the economy only. he won't take any other
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questions related to other areas. we have a team that will curate those, and there are folks to see are there trending topics of popularity, and whole folks are interested in the curation process. the interesting thing is this may be a smart move for him to enable people outside of washington and a younger demographic closer to the president. >> we're ending it there and we will go to a quick break.
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